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Public forum on coal seam gas

You’re invited to a public forum on the environmental implications of coal seam gas and coal mining in NSW. Coal seam gas is hailed as the energy source with a smaller carbon footprint than coal. However CSG mining proposed for … Continue reading

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Help us protect the Gardens of Stone!

Discovery event and campaign action Sat 14th May, 2011 The Gardens of Stone is named because of its spectacular rock formations. Over 1088 hectares of public forest within this uniquely scenic and biodiverse area are now at risk of exclusive … Continue reading

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Mining law in NSW

From the EDO: The Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO) would like to invite you to a FREE environmental law workshop. The workshop will provide an overview of some of the key laws governing mining in NSW, the planning and environmental law … Continue reading

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National Parks relies on bad science to deny Thirlmere Lakes mining damage

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has, in a letter to the Nature Conservation Council, denied that mining has contributed to the draining of Thirlmere Lakes. Sally Barnes, head of the NPWS, referred to the National Office of Water report … Continue reading

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Wendy Bowman speaks about mining and dairy farming

Here is a short video of the patron of the Rivers SOS Alliance, Wendy Bowman. She was recently invited to Toowoomba to speak to the Friends of Felton group about her heartbreaking experiences with mining companies in the family dairy … Continue reading

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Bubbling, orange water makes your blood boil

Sydney Morning Herald March 10th, 2011 Residents of southern Sydney who drink water from the Woronora Dam deserve to be invited into its catchment to see their precious water running bright orange with iron oxide and bubbling with methane (”Catchment … Continue reading

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Genowlan Mountain and Mt Airly Reserved at last

After a 30 year campaign, two dramatic plateaus (Genowlan Mtn and Mt Airly) in the Capertee Valley have been reserved as the 3,600 hectare Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area. ┬áThis scenic and biologically diverse area is a key part of … Continue reading

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Congratulations Australian Coal Alliance!

A huge new coal mine in Wyong has just been rejected. Congratulations to the activists in the Australian Coal Alliance, from Rivers SOS! The ACA was one of our first support groups, when Rivers SOS was formed in 2005, and … Continue reading

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State Government rejects Kores coal mine plan for Wyong

Central Coast Express Advocate 4th March 2011 The NSW Government today rejected the Wallarah 2 coal mine proposal near Wyong due to unresolved concerns regarding subsidence, water, ecological and heritage impacts. This is despite a Planning Assessment Commission recommendation that … Continue reading

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$600m NSW coal mine proposal scuttled

ABC News Online 4th March 2011 The New South Wales Government has refused permission for a $600 million coal mine in a key central coast electorate. Mining firm Kores, which is owned by the South Korean Government, had planned to … Continue reading

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